The Prize List Grows…

Well the prize list continues to grow for the October 21st drawing, and I’d like to thank Ronnie Deghetto & The Gold Digger for the latest contribution…a Teknetics Delta 4000 detector.   Also the Coastal Empire History Hunters Association  for making available a copy of “Relics of the Coastal Empire (Civil War Years)”,  a beautiful book fit for any treasure hunter’s library.

A lot of folks in the metal detecting community are stepping up and contributing money as well as prizes to help out Ken MacIntyre.  Hope you will too.  It’s a chance to help someone in need and who knows you could win a new metal detector in the process.  All prizes will be sent directly from the manufacturer to the winners.


Here’s the list of the prizes and details on how you can get entered in the drawing!

  • White’s VX3 Metal Detector, with wireless headphones, extra 4×6 DD coil and carry bag (total Retail Value $1,700, compliments of  White’s Electronics)
  • Fisher F75 LTD, Black Edition Metal Detector (Retail Value $1,449, compliments of Fisher Research Labs)
  • Minelab X-terra 705  (Retail Value $1,153, compliments of Minelab)
  • Treasure Commander TC1X, Uncle Si Signature Series, Metal Detector (Retail Value 279.00, compliments of Kellyco)
  • Teknetics Delta 4000 Metal Detector (Retail Value $279.00, compliments of The Gold Digger
  • A canvas print (retail value $200) compliments of Karl Wagner


We also have three one-year subscriptions to American Digger Magazine, three one-year subscriptions to  Lost Treasure magazine, three one-year subscriptions to Western Eastern Treasures, plus books  by Dick Stout, Greybird Publishers and others.  And….. prizes are continuing to come in.

You can donate as much as you like; the more you donate the more tickets you’ll  receive (every $5 gets you one ticket). The drawing will be held on the October 21, 2013 Relic Roundup Show.  You do NOT have to be present to win. To purchase tickets, please call 770-362-8671.

You can also email or you can pay directly via Paypal to the following account:  If you choose to pay via Paypal you MUST include name, address, phone and email so that you can be contacted if you  win. You will be emailed photos of your tickets/numbers.

If you wish to pay by mail send your checks or money orders made out to Lisa MacIntyre, and mail them to Greybird, Post Office Box 126,  Acworth, Georgia 30101. Here again be sure to include your name, address, phone and email…If you want your tickets mailed to you be sure to enclosed a self addressed, stamped envelope. Otherwise you will be sent photos via email.

You can keep updated on Ken’s progress by clicking HERE



Was pleased to see that Allyson Cohen (a.k.a. the Detecting Diva) had a productive & fun day recently. Check out her story “Dave Wise’s Cellar Hole Redemption”  here.

Dave Wise and Todd Hiltz have a good thing going with all their colonial cellar hole sites and they work them hard and often. Be sure to check back here in a day or two…. I will share their exact locations  (calm down you two…just busting your chops).  Todd has also shared a lot of their adventures on YouTube.  Just enter Thiltzy1 in the search area and enjoy.  Great job everyone….



Well Bubba sure knows how to stir things up some, and is also very adept when it comes to bullshit .  I will let you decide.  His latest update can be found by clicking on the Malamute Saloon link above and scrolling down to today’s date! 

John Howland, fishing trip, Scotland (his idea of fishing)

Bubba’s idea of fishing….




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7 responses to “The Prize List Grows…

  1. Thanks to the metal detecting community in their generous donations to Ken’s Cancer Fund. It speaks volumes about the hobby’s desire to do good, and their willingness to help a fellow human being in need. But has the archaeological community offered even a single prize? After all, this is an archaeologist’s son who is in need. Could it be that the professionals and academics can’t get past the fact that metal detectors are the prizes? If so, shame on them!

  2. Lisa

    Sadly, none of them have even commented to me, private or otherwise! And you want to hear the funniest part of this whole story? Ken said to me the other day, “You know, mom, I just don’t get this whole beef archaeologists have with metal detectorists. And do you realize the detecoring community is the only group that has come forward and poured their heart and soul into raising money for me, a perfect stranger, son of an archaeologist, and not one person from your field has offered anything? And they know us!.” Now THAT is sad! There are events in life that teach us lessons. I think I am being taught one.

    • As John said, we do what we can, when we can, and I have seen the metal detecting community come together to help others in a time of need many times.

      The majority of us don’t have a whole lot in the way of wealth or possessions, but we have big hearts, and I am proud to be part of this pastime, this group of people.

  3. Larry "Packrat" Bateham

    Hi all!
    Had to throw my two cents in. I was on Ken’s boat last year (chemo treatments) and am doing great now. Glad to see so many willing to help, but I am not surprised. Most detectorists are just plain folks that help one another when they are in need. A lot of professional people forget who they really are, and only base their importance on their education and status in their profession.

  4. Thanks Larry…so glad you are doing well, and indeed I was not surprised either by the quick response to Ken’s situation. Great group of people.

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